Kagawa University

Coordinates: 34°20′34.7″N 134°2′15.5″E / 34.342972°N 134.037639°E / 34.342972; 134.037639

Kagawa University (香川大学, Kagawa Daigaku) is a national university in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan. The university was established in 1949 as a national university after the consolidation and reorganization of the Kagawa Normal School, the Kagawa Normal School for Youth and the Takamatsu College of Economics (formerly the Takamatsu Higher School of Commerce).[2]

Kagawa University
Kagawa Univ. Saiwai-chō Cumpas.jpg
TypePublic (National)
EstablishedFounded 1874
Chartered 1949
PresidentYoshiyuki Kakehi
Location, ,


Faculty of Agriculture [1]
Faculty of Economics [2]
Faculty of Education [3]
Faculty of Engineering [4]
Faculty of Law [5]
Faculty of Medicine [6][permanent dead link]

Graduate SchoolsEdit

Graduate School of Agriculture
Graduate School of Economics
Graduate School of Education
Graduate School of Engineering
Graduate School of Law
Graduate School of Management
Graduate School of Medicine
Kagawa-Ehime Universities' Graduate School of Law
United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences

Cubesat ExperimentsEdit

STARS spacecraftEdit

The Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite (STARS) robotic spacecraft developed by the Kagawa Satellite Development Project in the Kagawa University consists of mother and daughter satellites connected by a tether.[3] STARS was launched 23 January 2009 as a secondary payload aboard H-IIA flight 15, which also launched GOSAT.[4] It successfully separated from the rocket, but the tether failed to deploy "due to the launch lock trouble of the tether reel mechanism."[5]


A follow-on Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite, STARS-II,[6] Iaunched on 27 February 2014 as a secondary payload aboard an H-2A rocket. The experiment was only partially successful, and tether deployment could not be confirmed.[7]


  1. ^ "香川大学・学生数の定員及び現員". Archived from the original on 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-29. Retrieved 2009-04-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Kagawa satellite development project STARS". Kagawa University. Archived from the original on 2009-02-01.
  4. ^ "H-IIA F15 Launch Sequence". JAXA.
  5. ^ Kagawa satellite development project STARS (English) Archived 2014-03-27 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 16 February 2012)
  6. ^ Herbert J. Kramer , STARS-II, eoPortal (accessed 7 July 2016)
  7. ^ M. Nohmi, "Initial Orbital Performance Result of Nano-Satellite STARS-II", International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (I-SAIRAS), Montreal, Canada, June 17–19, 2014(accessed 7 July 2016)

External linksEdit